A Ruane Street resident called police last Wednesday to report that someone tried to break into her house when she was running errands.
She said she left the house around 2 p.m. and returned an hour later, according to the report. Some weather stripping around the door was ripped and the door itself was out of alignment, police said. But no entry was gained.
Police said the woman saw a man in the neighborhood passing out fliers for snow removal. According to the report, the man with the fliers was a convicted felon, however no one has been charged in connection with the incident.